Roger Federer wins Istanbul Open

Swiss tennis player beats Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas to scoop his 85th ATP World Tour title

Photo by: Anadolu Agency
Photo by: Anadolu Agency

Updated Jul 28, 2015

World number two tennis star Roger Federer has won the Istanbul Open for men - his 85th ATP World Tour title.

The Swiss athlete beat Uruguayan world number 23 Pablo Cuevas 6-3 and 7-6 in the final on Sunday, winning the first Turkish ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour.

The Istanbul Open, also known as TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open, begun on April 27, ended with the final being played at the Garanti Koza Arena, Istanbul.

Champion Federer won €80,000 ($90,000) while Cuevas won €42,100.

The Swiss athlete has played in 128 ATP World Tour title finals, winning 85 of them.

With the Istanbul Open, the number of countries where Federer has won a championship rises to 19.